Business and Finance


Published on December 22, 2014 - Page 4
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David...
Published on December 22, 2014 - Page 4
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47....
Published on December 21, 2014 - Page 36
McDonald’s will regain the ground it has lost Dear Mr. Berko: My 16-year-old son has saved up over $6,000 in the past two years from part-time jobs...
Published on December 21, 2014 - Page 36
Sell, re-purchase Avon to take lossDear Mr. Berko: I’ve been using Avon’s soaps, skin care lotions and fragrances almost forever, and my neighbors...
Published on December 20, 2014 - Page 18
DETROIT (AP) — After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver’s side air bag...
Published on December 19, 2014 - Page 4
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (AP) — Hellman’s mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of “Just Mayo.” Unilever filed suit...
Published on December 19, 2014 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have...
Published on December 19, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John...
Published on December 18, 2014 - Page 26
WASHINGTON (AP) —Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate...
Published on December 17, 2014 - Page 16
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 17
LONDON (AP) — Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 21
WASHINGTON (AP) —Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Days that...
Published on December 14, 2014 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: Several places in New York and New Jersey have increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, which is expected to sharply...
Published on December 14, 2014 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: My new broker recommended Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish exchange-traded funds for me, which I have listed here. What can you tell...
Published on December 13, 2014 - Page 4
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don’t have to be paid for time spent...
Published on December 13, 2014 - Page 14
NEW YORK — If John Olajide’s staffers have one too many at his company’s holiday party he’ll have them shuttled home in a taxi or send them to a...
Published on December 13, 2014 - Page 22
WASHINGTON (AP) —Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting...
Published on December 13, 2014 - Page 22
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. — Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking...
Published on December 12, 2014 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult. Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this...
Published on December 12, 2014 - Page 9
NEW YORK — Shoppers are getting smarter. A simple discount, even a big one, isn’t always enough to lure people to buy. Shoppers can sniff out a...

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